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Columbia Restaurant

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98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3341
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Gainesville, Florida
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The Columbia Resturant is one of the best place to eat in St Augustine. I've been to the one in Tampa and I found that the Columbia in St Augustine is fabulous. The food is fantastic and the 1905 salad is made at your table and is worth the visit alone. Beautiful building and architecture. Great atmosphere and the service... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Normally an upper scale restaurant in the heart of downtown Saint Augustine. Corner of St. George and hypolita. Not so good tonight. Second floor dining area had a nasty odor, not so good service, and not so hot food. Normally a very good place to eat however not tonight

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guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about these issues on your visit. We are sorry for letting you down. We appreciate our guests letting us know when we make mistakes so that we can make improvements. More 

New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

Stopped by for lunch and a glass of wine. Service was great and the food was wonderful. We had Cubans and they were fresh and tasty.

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Thank Cyndie S
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

Located on George St., this restaurant had beautiful décor, the staff was friendly and pleasant, the ambience was classy and cozy. And then there was the food. The appetizers, the main dishes, the desserts, it was all simply delicious. Spanish dining at its best. Look forward to eating here again real soon!

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Lakeland, Florida
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

Columbia is always known for great service and food. Old school service is the norm and food never disappoints. The ambiance in St.Augustine Is comfortable and fun.

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10002
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have been to Columbia Restaurant many times and at many locations in Florida. We love the atmosphere and always get great wait staff. Yesterday we had Brad who did a great job. The 1905 Salad is a favorite and is served on a very cold plate. It is mixed at table-side and only the crispest and freshest ingredients are... More 

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Thank LIeratheart
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal. We must apologize, however, for serving you cold coffee. We will share your comments to remind our servers of the importance of checking on our guests throughout their meals to make sure that everything is correct. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The Cuban bread was enjoyable. The glam was okay. The Cuban pork was poor, rice and beans, plantains, and yuca not enjoyable. The espresso was bad.

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Thank Julia L
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

We know that we only have one chance to make a good first impression and we are sorry that we let you down. More 

Indialantic, Florida
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342 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch with friends and we waited a long time for everything. Long time to order, long time to receive drinks, and long time to receive food. We were there almost an hour and a half before we got our lunch which was cold and some dishes were too salty. Mediocre food. I'm sure you could find much better... More 

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Thank RBD930
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about these issues on your visit. We are sorry for letting you down. We appreciate our guests letting us know when we make mistakes so that we can make improvements. More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Frequent diner at Columbia restautants. Usually very good but this visit was not up to standard. The imported San Gria was made with a cab, not the usual Spanish wine. Rice was mushy. Fish was over-cooked. Parchment paper was black and fish was stuck to the bottom. Grilled grouper was well prepared and fresh but was not served with fresh... More 

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Thank Bob F
guestservices1905, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We strive to prepare the best meals and offer the best service always to our guests. We are sorry that on your visit you did not enjoy an experience that reflects our expectations and training. We have shared your comments with our manager who will be using your comments for further... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Make a reservation so you don't have to wait. This restaurant is soooo good. Our waitress was Shauna, who was excellent and very attentive. Order a mojito. The table next to us ordered tableside sangria. They said it was very good. The 1905 salad is a must order! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3341
Description
Family-owned and operated for over 111 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine and wine list. Join us for century-old family recipes like Paella "a la Valenciana," Filet Mignon and fresh seafood specialties. Don't miss Columbia's Original "1905" Salad(R), prepared tableside with our delicious, freshly-made dressing, a 110-year-old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to sample a fine Spanish wine like Montecillo or Campillo. Relax in our courtyard or Mediterranean-style dining rooms, filled with hundreds of hand-painted tiles and Spanish-style fountains. We are a sister to the Columbia in Tampa's Ybor City, founded in 1905. Children's menu available. Casual attire is fine, but we don't allow sleeveless shirts on men. Open 365-days a year, including all holidays. Please visit our website for the most current menu listings.

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